Calendar: Oct. 17-31, 2019


17-19: Lakes Area Food Shelf Home Tour

17-19: Haunted Trail, 7-9 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Brainerd

19: Rock It Forward benefit concert, 8 p.m., Pine Peaks Event Center, rural Pine River

21: Friends of the Library Week kickoff event, 1-4 p.m., Pine River Public Library


25: Verse Like Water: Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar, noon, Chalberg Theatre, CLC, Brainerd

25: Fall Festival, 5-8 p.m., CLC cafeteria, Brainerd

25: Grassroots Concerts: Antje Duvekot, 7:30 p.m., Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar, Journey Church, Nisswa

26: Trick or treat, 10 a.m.-noon, downtown Pequot Lakes businesses

26: Children’s Halloween party (ages 12 and under), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Backus American Legion

26: Nisswa Fire Department Haunted Barn

26: Central Lakes College Performing Arts: Monroe Crossing, 7:30 p.m., Chalberg Theatre, CLC, Brainerd

27: Children’s Halloween Party, Nisswa American Legion


27: Soups & Sweets, Pine River American Legion

30: Halloween Party

31: Cass County Sheriff’s Office trick-or-treat event, 4:30-7 p.m., sheriff’s office parking lot or lobby

31: Autumn Carnival, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mildred Bible Chapel, Pine River

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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